America’s goals in Iraq appear contradictory
It is more than a year since the last American troops withdrew from
Given the high cost, some
Feisal Istrabadi, a former Iraqi deputy permanent representative to
Politically, the change in American interest was already on display in the autumn of 2010. After parliamentary elections in
Since securing re-election Maliki, a Shia, has been criticized for ratcheting up sectarian division. Just days after the US military withdrew in
The US remains the largest supplier of arms and military equipment to
But the US has not gained a monopoly on Iraqi military procurements, as seen late last year with
US officials have been promoting the need for
The US has stated it too does not want to see the KRG granting oil contracts lest they create further political instability. But the US multinationals seem more active in this fight than their government. '
Today the US desires to see political continuity in
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(c) 2013 By Joel Brinkley, "Iraq: Washington Looks Away"